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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

MSHA's message: Prevention preferable to cure

Alaska's mines among the safest in country thanks to wide range of measures, say presenters at Spring Thaw seminar in Anchorage


Last updated 5/22/2005 at Noon

The air miners breathe, the noise they hear, the equipment they use and the substances they consume all pose safety risks. The industry has learned this the hard way, with tens of thousands of mining fatalities in the 20th century, but today safety regulations are stringent and there is a plethora of measures that can be taken to prevent injuries and ill-health. To discuss what's being done at...

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